Our sincerest condolences on the death of Mr. Nagisa Oshima at the age of 80.
Since 1985, four of Mr. Oshima’s films have been screened at TIFF.
“The Man Who Left His Will on Film” (Tokyo Senso Sengo Hiwa)
8th TIFF (1985), Nippon Cinema Classics section
“Cruel Story of Youth” (Seishun Zankoku Monogatari)
12th TIFF (1999), Nippon Cinema Masters section
“Diary of a Shinjuku Thief”
20th TIFF (2007), Tokyo in Focus: How Tokyo Has Been Depicted in Post-WWII Cinema section
24th TIFF (2011), Winds of Asia-Middle East section
The film “Cruel Story of Youth” was selected at the 12th TIFF by Mr. Oshima as the one film which he would like the world to see. Mr. Oshima, who had just completed his film “Taboo,” joined the talk session after the film was screened.
Satoshi Isaka (left) and Nagisa Oshima (right), Nov. 4, 1999
Mr. Oshima, an invited guest of the 5th TIFF in 1992, talks to Mr. Vincent Perez (left).